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Wallflower

March 22, 2014
Asja Nastasijevic is an Art Historian with the major in Modern Art. She's involved in art writing and criticism for several years now. Art is her passion and writing about it is both work and pleasure. Among modern art movements she loves Fauvism, Abstract Expressionism, and POP ART and her favorite artists are Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. She fell in love with Street Art when she first saw ROA’s Sleepy Pigs in Brussels few years ago. Since then, she devotedly explores this form of artistic expression. She hates when someone asks her whether the street art is a real art. What makes any art a real art? Art is an evolutionary act with constant changes in its performance. In Asja’s opinion, the real art is what you want to hang on the walls of your living room, as simple as that. So she wants to hang the works of Ron English, Gaia and ROA above her TV cabinet or to place the artworks of Mark Jenkins and Isaac Cordal next to her sofa. She enjoys bowling and doodling.

Women! What can you say? Who made ’em? God must have been a fuckin’ genius. The hair… They say the hair is everything, you know. Have you ever buried your nose in a mountain of curls… just wanted to go to sleep forever? Or lips… and when they touched, yours were like… that first swallow of wine… after you just crossed the desert. This is how Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade describes women in the movie “Scent of a Woman”. Judging by the work of Melbourne’s street artist Rone, he is also very fond of women. Rone was working hard lately so if you what to find out what he has been up to you better go and visit his debut London solo show at StolenSpace this Spring. The exhibition is titled “Wallflower” and shows his alluring women in more delicate and sensitive forms.

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Rone – Wallflower

Rone’s Street Art

Known for his paintings of glamorous and beautiful women, Rone’s street art aims to blur the lines between beauty and decay featuring idolized models on rough, decaying surfaces. When viewed from a distance, his women appear perfect, but when you get closer you can see the signs of dilapidated facades emerging from the background. They fuse dirt and cracks from the surface of the buildings with decorativeness to form an ephemeral elegance and beauty amidst the chaos of the street. Rone focuses on the face and eyes to depict emotion in his distinctive photo-realistic manner. His women are graceful but often look upon people that walk by with melancholy and gentle sadness. These portraits are here to intrigue as well as to enrich the environment.

Rone
Rone

Everfresh Crew

On the streets, Rone’s preferred places to play with textures of the wall are high traffic areas and he often works in broad daylight. Producing many of his early works either through a process of stenciling or screen-printing, Rone is moving toward a more freehand style of practice. Rone is a member of the group known as Everfresh, along with artists Sync, Phibs, Reka, Wonderlust, Prizm, Meggs, Makatron and The Tooth. The Everfresh crew are the key players in shaping Melbourne’s dynamic and prolific 
street art scene. However, Melbourne’s street art superstar began increasingly to appear all around the world and along the way justifiably enjoying international attention.

mural in Kreuzberg
Rone in Berlin

About StolenSpace

StolenSpace gallery in London exhibits a genre of work that has been labeled as ‘Underground Art’, ‘Street Art’ or ‘Urban Art’. However, some of the artists represented by the gallery indeed have a background in graffiti and street art, but not exclusively – all however, are influenced by society’s prevailing subculture.

Rone
Rone